Monday, March 5, 2012

What You Could Be Doing to Cut Calories Could Be Making You Fat!

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, many people skip breakfast to cut calories in an effort to lose weight. It may seem logical, you get to sleep in and you are not consuming calories you normally would. Is this the right thing to do?

Skipping breakfast can actually cause you to gain more weight. While you are sleeping, your body is going that entire time without eating. In the morning, you need to "break the fast" with a wholesome breakfast to boost your metabolism.

By having a meal in the morning, it satisfies your hunger until lunch. If you are skipping breakfast, you may be so hungry by lunch time that you will actually over eat or reach for an unhealthy quick fix. Which may cause you to eat more calories than you normally would throughout the day. Not eating a healthy breakfast may also cause you to make poor food choices throughout the day as well. Skipping meals also can increase your body's insulin response, which increases fat storage and weight gain.

Eating breakfast will give you more energy. A healthy breakfast refuels your body and replenishes its glycogen stores that give your muscles immediate energy. With more energy you could push yourself harder during a workout or be more productive through the day.

It is important to eat a healthy breakfast. Not one that is loaded in calories and fat. You want a nutritious breakfast such as egg whites, a yogurt and an apple.

So next time that you are thinking about skipping breakfast to save time or cut calories, you may want to think twice!

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